Yes and no
I note you did NOT quote or respond to the BULK of My post showing Islam's Worldwide Carnage which DWARFS anyone and everyone else's.
So, yeah, it depends on where you are Only because you need a Microscope to find your example, while mine is pandemic and why every flier spends an extra hour on every trip.
I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
While it continues to remain enshrined as an inclination towards theocracy, Islam will remain contentious. Especially where it jars with its more tolerant counterparts. At the point where the muslim world develops its own format of what we understand as seperation of church and state, it should be just fine. With that, both its social and material prosperity is assured, as were ours once we learned that lesson.
I'm not theologian enough to know if Islam is a "religion of peace," or not. But any Muslim nation whose leaders view it as a religion of violence had better have the forces to back it up, if they ever decide Allah has commanded them to attack much stronger opponents. Any nation like that could find itself on the receiving end of violence like its people have never even dreamed of.
Even seventy years ago, the U.S. and Britain both had bombers that could--and did--kill tens of thousands of people in a single night, in Hamburg, Tokyo, Dresden, and other cities. The bombers of today could probably do even more damage than that. And all this without needing to turn to nuclear weapons, of which the U.S. has six thousand or so, most of them many times more powerful than the two used on Japan in 1945.
Just because a small minority of a group of people use violence as a means of pushing beliefs doesn't make that belief system violent.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
Solid no. I don't doubt that many are distorting Islam but the silence of muslims who don't is deafening. One can only conclude that they approve of the bat **** crazy minority.
A Muslim meets me for the first time....
He/she has three choices:
1) Convert me.
2) Make me submit (Ie: tax me).
3) Kill me.
I voted no.